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  • "Right to rest" bill proposed in Oregon legislature would decriminalize public camping

    04/24/2023 1:15:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    ABC News Local ^ | April 24, 2023 | by Megan Allison
    PORTLAND, Ore. — A new bill in the Oregon legislature is proposed as the Right to Rest Act. House Bill 3501 would decriminalize camping in public places. Under HB3501, homeless individuals would be able to have "a privacy interest and a reasonable expectation of privacy in any property belonging to the person, regardless of whether the property is located in a public space" – i.e., granting the individual rights to treat public spaces like a private residence "without discrimination and time limitations that are based on housing status." Homeless individuals would also be able to sue for up to $1,000...
  • Trump’s response to criminal charges revives election lies

    04/10/2023 4:21:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | April 10, 2023 | By MICHELLE L. PRICE (D-AP) and NICHOLAS RICCARDI (D-AP)
    NEW YORK (AP) — Legally, the most important words former President Donald Trump said after he was charged with 34 felonies by the Manhattan District Attorney last week were “not guilty.” But, politically, the most significant may be “election interference.” Trump’s repetition of those words, which have been taken up by other top Republicans, show how he is trying to turn his historic position as the first former president charged with crimes to his advantage. It’s another example of what’s been a consistent refrain throughout his political career — claiming without evidence that an election is being rigged against him....
  • CNN’s Don Lemon accused of extensive misogyny, sending threatening texts to female colleague: report

    04/05/2023 11:31:42 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/05/2023 | Brian Flood | Fox News
    Embattled CNN host Don Lemon landed in hot water earlier this year for making a disparaging comment about women, but it wasn't the first time he's acted out in the workplace, according to a new report. A bombshell report in Variety Wednesday made scandalous allegations about the anchor’s past, such as sending threatening text messages to a colleague and repeatedly exhibiting misogynistic and "diva-like" behavior, but CNN has downplayed the claims as "patently false anecdotes." In 2008, Lemon co-anchored weekend CNN show "Live From" alongside Kyra Phillips, where he had what Variety called "concerning" antipathy with his female colleague. "For...
  • Republicans invoke Soros to steer narrative on Trump probe

    03/22/2023 11:05:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | March 22, 2023 | By ALI SWENSON (D-AP)
    NEW YORK (AP) — As former President Donald Trump braces for a potential indictment related to hush money payments made on his behalf during his 2016 campaign, Republicans blasting the case as politically motivated are blaming a frequent target: George Soros. The 92-year-old billionaire investor and philanthropist — who has been falsely accused of everything from hiring violent rioters to committing election crimes — doesn’t know and didn’t donate directly to the New York prosecutor steering the probe. But that hasn’t stopped Trump and other high-profile Republicans from accusing Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, who convened the grand jury investigating...
  • Yes, climate change influences atmospheric rivers

    03/17/2023 11:01:40 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/17/2023 | KAITLYN TRUDEAU
    Too often, we’re asking the wrong question about atmospheric rivers and climate change. It’s understandable as Californians are bracing for the next system, watching footage of the Pajaro River levee break, wondering what fails next. It’s not just Californians, either. Our atmospheric rivers don’t always stop at the Sierras. They can plow across the rest of the country, dumping more rain and snow when conditions are right, like they were earlier this week in the Northeast. This year’s storms have seemed worse than many people remember, and the data back that up: This winter we’ve set new records for snowpack,...
  • Newsom rescinds California's COVID-19 state of emergency, marking an end to the pandemic era

    02/28/2023 11:52:44 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    SF Gate ^ | February 28, 2023 | By Taryn Luna , Los Angeles Times
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California's COVID-19 state of emergency officially ends Tuesday, bringing a symbolic close to one of the most challenging chapters of state history and of Gov. Gavin Newsom's political career. The Democratic governor declared the state of emergency three years ago, giving himself broad executive powers to protect Californians from an unpredictable and deadly virus. After previously resisting GOP pressure to end the emergency as conditions improved, Newsom now says California is finally ready to move forward. "California is better prepared and that's because we have a serious Legislature and the health ecosystem in California is second to...
  • Homosex Activist Leads “Liturgy of the Word,” Will Soon Be a Communion Helper

    02/13/2023 9:55:26 AM PST · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | February 12, 2023 | Gloria TV
    Homosex Activist Leads “Liturgy of the Word,” Will Soon Be a Communion HelperThe transvestite Kurt Dedich, 72, appears in Bonn, Cologne Archdiocese, as a presider of “liturgies of the word”, writes Katholisch.de (11 February).He uses the stage name Curt Delander or "Zarah Leander" when he goes around in women's clothes.Dedich was raised Catholic, then fell away from the Faith, began a career as a homosex activist in the 1970s and had no contact with the Church for decades.Twelve years ago, he made contact with a pastor in Bonn and, after that, had his first performance as a transvestite singer in...
  • Sports Star to Be Jailed 10 Months for ‘Transphobic’ Message That ‘God Created Adam and Eve’

    11/11/2022 9:15:18 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 56 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 11/10/2022 | Ben Johnson
    One of the most legendary soccer players of his time received a jail sentence and a fine for posting “transphobic” social media messages citing the Bible’s creation account.“God created Adam and Eve,” wrote retired Greek football legend Vassilis Tsiartas in the second of two Facebook posts opposing a 2017 law that would have lowered the age to legally change one’s gender to 15 and removed other legal barriers.The 49-year-old initially responded by saying, “I hope that the first sex changes will be made to the children of those who voted for this abomination.” Members of Parliament may as well “legalize...
  • Ben Crump says the only known white Memphis police officer relieved of duty in Tyre Nichols' death pulled him from car and hit him with a Taser — yet had his identity protected

    01/30/2023 8:13:25 PM PST · by Enterprise · 29 replies
    https://www.yahoo.com ^ | January 30, 2023 | Natalie Musumeci
    Attorneys for Tyre Nichols' family suggested a white cop involved in the victim's arrest got special treatment.Officer Preston Hemphill was placed on paid leave in connection to the fatal beating of Nichols. "Why is his identity and the role he played in Tyre's death just now coming to light?" the lawyers asked.Attorneys for the family of Tyre Nichols — the Black man who died after being beaten by police officers in Memphis, Tennessee, earlier this month — suggested on Monday that the only known white officer involved in the victim's arrest was getting special treatment. The Memphis Police Department confirmed...
  • 'Kind' TUI Air Hostess Dies Weeks After Dad's Sudden Death at Work

    01/24/2023 2:26:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Liverpool Echo ^ | 23 JAN 2023 | Charlotte Hadfield
    Angela Courtney died weeks after her dad died suddenly at workAngela Courtney, from Huyton, was preparing to spend her last Christmas with her family after being diagnosed with terminal cancer when she was told the devastating news her dad Tony had died suddenly at work. Tony, who worked as an electrician, died of a heart attack on December 14, just three weeks before his daughter Angela, 47, lost her battle with pancreatic cancer on January 3. Angela, who worked as an air hostess for TUI, leaves behind her partner John and her six-year-old son Jonny. Tony, 70, leaves behind his...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Francis: "God Does Not Reject Homosexuals"

    01/22/2023 6:33:49 PM PST · by ebb tide · 30 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | January 22, 2023 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Francis: "God Does Not Reject Homosexuals""God doesn't reject homosexuals," Francis used his usual doublespeak talking to the Italian psychologist Salvo Noé for another interview book ("La paura come dono" - Fear as a Gift), reports Ansa.it.“God's style is closeness, mercy and tenderness," Francis repeated his mantra, "His heart is open to each and every one. He is Father. Love does not divide, but unites.”Hypocrisy is for Francis “the fear of the truth” - while a more brilliant mind called it "the bowing of vice before virtue."For Francis who ratters down words like "closeness, mercy and tenderness" in order...
  • These Jews are defending Drag Story Hour against far-right protestors. Here’s why.(Barf alert)

    01/07/2023 6:45:08 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 49 replies
    NY Jewish week ^ | January 6th 2023 | Jacob Henry
    s right-wing protestors descend upon Drag Story Hour events across New York, they have frequently been met by a loosely connected movement of counter protestors that includes many progressive Jewish groups. Since September, right-wing activists have routinely protested Drag Story Hour events, where a person dressed in drag reads to children. The aim of these story times, according to the founder of the Drag Story Hour New York chapter, is to promote literacy while giving children positive queer role models. At the Queens Public Library in Jackson Heights on Dec. 29, at least five members of the Proud Boys, a...
  • Transgender male swimmer struggling against new competition after earning All-American honors as female

    01/07/2023 12:01:32 AM PST · by blueplum · 38 replies
    Fox ^ | 06 Jan 2023 | By Ryan Morik
    Iszak Henig, a transgender male, joined Yale's men's swimming team after finishing last year as an All-American female swimmer. Henig has taken hormones for eight months amid his transition, but the senior's times are "about the same as they were at the end of last season," he wrote in an op-ed piece for the New York Times on Thursday. Henig wrote that during a meet in November among 83 swimmers, he finished in 79th place.... ...However, Henig's goal isn't necessarily to win as a man.....
  • Biden confirms plan to make first US-Mexico border trip

    01/04/2023 12:53:57 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 42 replies
    NY Post ^ | 01/04/2023 | Steve Nelson
    WASHINGTON — President Biden said Wednesday he plans to make his first visit as president to the US-Mexico border next week to observe the effects of record-breaking illegal immigration. “That’s my intention,” Biden said during a trip to Kentucky when asked if he was “going to the border.” The Wall Street Journal reported earlier Wednesday, citing “people familiar with the discussions,” that “the White House [was] strongly considering adding a visit” when Biden travels to Mexico City on Monday and Tuesday for meetings with the leaders of Canada and Mexico. The visit is meant to help head off criticism of...
  • GOP Drama: ‘Furious’ Margorie Taylor Greene Throws ‘Friend’ Matt Gaetz Under the Bus — ‘He Supported Paul Ryan’

    01/03/2023 2:13:46 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 133 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/03/2023 | HANNAH BLEAU
    Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) went off on some of her Republican colleagues on Tuesday as the contentious speakership vote is underway, telling reporters that some of her Freedom Caucus colleagues and “supposed friends” have been demanding positions for themselves and acting hypocritically. “We have been negotiating talking, debating back and forth in our conference, trying to come to a really good rules package,” she said, explaining that she witnessed a very different story in the conference meeting, where she discovered that “several members, three, in fact,” went “last night and were demanding positions for themselves, demanding gavel positions,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] No Vatican II Nostalgia: Young Clergy Rejects Francis

    12/19/2022 7:07:05 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | December 19, 2022 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] No Vatican II Nostalgia: Young Clergy Rejects FrancisThe Austin Institute has found that younger Catholic priests and priests ordained in the US in recent years tend to be significantly more Catholic than older clergy (Wsj.com, 18 December).The priests commented on Catholic teachings such as the sinfulness of contraception, masturbation, homosexual acts and suicide, the invalidity of women's ordination and the necessity of faith in Christ for salvation.Priests ordained in 2010 or later are the most faithful of all - and the least happy about Francis, who is still nostalgic for the decadence of the 1960s. About half (!)...
  • Raskin: Trump Is Already ‘Constitutionally Disqualified from Holding Office’

    12/19/2022 5:43:32 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 89 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/19/2022 | Pam Key
    Representative Jamie Raskin (D-MD) said Monday on MSNBC’s “The ReidOut” that former President Donald Trump was already “constitutionally disqualified from holding office, having participated in insurrection.” Raskin said, “The historians and political scientists we have spoken to have been very clear about this. The surest sign of a successful coup coming is a recently failed coup where the coup plotters and insurrectionists got to diagram the weaknesses in the existing structure. And so if there’s impunity, if they think they can operate with impunity and under the cover of darkness, then they are undoubtedly going to come back again. So...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Frank "Cancels" Frank

    12/18/2022 3:00:14 PM PST · by ebb tide · 24 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | December 18, 2022 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Frank "Cancels" FrankPro-life activist and national director of Priests for Life, Father Frank Pavone, 63, has been "removed from the priesthood" by the homosexualist Vatican under Francis Bergoglio.Father Pavone was accused of “blasphemous communications on social media” (sic!) and “persistent disobedience of the lawful instructions of his diocesan bishop.”In a December 13 letter to U.S. bishops, homosexualist Nuncio Christophe Pierre wrote that the Clergy Congregation issued the decision on November 9, writes CNA.In keeping with Francis' mercy ideology, there is “no possibility of appeal.” Not surprisingly, the trial against Pavone was conducted in secrecy behind Father Pavone's back...
  • Pope Francis laicizes America’s best loved pro-life priest Fr. Frank Pavone

    12/17/2022 8:07:39 PM PST · by ebb tide · 44 replies
    Lifesite News ^ | December 17, 2022 | John-Henry Westen
    Pope Francis laicizes America’s best loved pro-life priest Fr. Frank PavoneAccording to the pope's U.S. representative, the order for dismissal from the priesthood was a result of 'blasphemous communications on social media' and 'persistent disobedience of the lawful instructions of his diocesan bishop,' but Pavone said he had no knowledge of the Vatican's decision. America’s best loved pro-life priest, Fr. Frank Pavone, the National Director of Priests for Life as well as the President of the National Pro-Life Religious Council, has apparently been laicized (dismissed from the priesthood) by order of Pope Francis.Catholic News Agency (CNA) reported that a December...
  • Danica McKellar Stands Up for Candace Cameron Bure While Affirming the LGBT Community

    12/13/2022 7:46:56 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 20 replies
    Church Leaders ^ | December 12th 2022 | Jesse T Jackson
    Earlier this year, “Wonder Years” star Danica McKellar gave a testimony of her newly found faith in Christ to her social media followers. “Hey everyone! I went live today to share the journey I’ve recently embarked on….🙏,” McKellar said in an April Instagram post. “I’m not here to preach, but I have so much love in my heart I just had to share what I’m experiencing, and to share a little why I believe it’s taken me up to this point to begin this journey. ❤️” McKellar went on to share how Candace Cameron Bure sent her a Bible and...